Saturday, June 22, 2024

Life

STUDENTS

East Lansing is getting cold, fast. Here’s how out-of-state students are staying warm

East Lansing Moosejaw manager Collin Tarr said preparing for cold weather couldn't be more important. Very few pieces of clothing can "do everything you need them to do," he said. According to Tarr, a warm winter outfit consists of three parts for the body: a base layer like a t-shirt, a warm middle layer like a sweater or sweatshirt and a thermal winter jacket for an outer layer. If it’s rainy, snowy or windy, a fourth waterproof layer like a poncho or rain jacket can be helpful.

STUDENTS

MSU students say sirens, safety alerts can be triggering following campus shooting

The Feb. 13 campus shooting at Michigan State University impacted students and the community in so many ways; for most, the grief and shock they experienced created trauma that still lingers. Many students have realized that noises or other daily occurrences they previously didn't pay much attention to have become triggers, or anything that causes a person to relive past trauma. 

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

MSU Broad Art Museum's 'The CORE' holds grand opening

The Broad Art Museum hosted the grand opening of the highly anticipated Center for Object Research and Engagement, or the CORE, on Friday. Unlike some of the museum's other exhibitions, which rotate every few years or so, the CORE provides a permanent space for over thousands of objects that the university has been accumulating as far back as 1945.

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

East Lansing Film Festival's opening night features documentaries, shorts ahead of week-long activities

The East Lansing Film Festival, or ELFF, has officially started and is taking place in Meridian Mall's Studio C! Celebration Theater until Nov. 16, marking the event's 26th anniversary. During the festival's opening night yesterday, community members filled the theater with complimentary popcorn and brochures explaining each film in hand, after walking a small red carpet to get inside the theater – a mirrored appreciation for the movie-watchers and their support for the independent films.

SOCIAL JUSTICE

Hundreds gather at MI Capitol for Michigan Right to Life's 'March for Life' protest

Walking along the outskirts of the Michigan Capitol building, hundreds of anti-abortion supporters and activists joined together in a “March for Life" rally, hosted and organized by Michigan Right to Life, at noon today. The rally was arranged to be held a year after the 2022 Ballot Proposal 3, or the Right to Reproductive Freedom Initiative, which placed the right to abortion care into Michigan constitutional law, was passed. Earlier Wednesday morning, Right to Life filed a lawsuit against Proposal 3, arguing that the abortion access violates federal constitutional rights.